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GOC’s 19th Annual CPD Meeting

It is with great pleasure that we invite you on behalf of the Executive of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada and the CPD Program Planning Committee to attend the 19th Annual Continuing Professional Development meeting in Toronto, Ontario May 2-3,  2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel.

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Not to miss on Thursday May 2nd: GOC's Course on Molecular Biology for Gynecologic Cancers

On Thursday May 2nd, The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada presents the Molecular Biology for Gynecologic Cancers: Hot Topics in Molecular Oncology.

This course will discuss current and relevant molecular and cell biology discoveries and highlight how these insights impact our understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of cancer. The course is geared to clinicians with a view to broaden their knowledge of the basic science of cancer and the development of novel therapies for cancer.

Faculty includes several renowned scientists as well as none other than the founder of the  HPV test Dr. Attila Lorincz.

Register for the course while registering for our 19th Annual CPD Meeting.

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Please navigate this conference site for full details.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

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Date Posted May 2, 2019
  • Event Date

    May 2, 2019 - May 3, 2019

  • Event Time

    All Day

  • Event Location

    Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel
    123 Queen Street, W., Toronto, Ontario

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  • Program

    GOC’s 19th Annual Continuing Professional Development Meeting

    Molecular Oncology Course_Poster

     

    Program objectives

    1. To improve our understanding of the role of robotics-assisted surgery for gynecologic cancers
    2. To review the indications for PARP inhibitor use in gynecologic oncology.
    3. To describe an interdisciplinary approach to malignant bowel obstruction.
    4. To understand the landscape of immunotherapy clinical trials in gynecologic oncology in Canada and how to develop an immune-oncology program in the hospital.
    5. To discuss the role of minimally invasive surgery and its limitations in the treatment of cervix cancer.
    6. To summarize the advances in radiotherapy in the treatment of cervix cancer and vulvar cancer.
    7. To summarize the role of hormone replacement therapy for gynecologic oncology patients.
    8. To discuss the applications of radiotherapy in palliative circumstances.
    9. To introduce the principles of pelvic physiotherapy and how it can be helpful for gynecologic oncology patients.
    10. To review new perspectives in HPV testing.
    11. To discuss the new advances in pathology and translational research for vulvar cancer and the resulting upcoming systemic therapies.
    12. To review considerations for the integration of oncology biosimilars in clinical practice.
     MAY 2, 2019
    SHERATON TORONTO CENTRE HOTEL
    PRIVATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS/EVENTS (ATTENDANCE REQUESTED BY SEPARATE INVITATIONS)
    Time Committee/Event Meeting Room
    8:00-9:00 Fellow exams: examiner breakfast & orientation Churchill Room
    9:15-13:00 Fellow exams: examinations Parlors
    11:45-12:45 CG2 Meeting Churchill Room
    13:00-15:15 Board of Directors Meeting Churchill Room
    15:30-17:15 Course on Molecular Biology for Gynecologic Cancers: Hot Topics in Molecular Oncology City Hall
    17:15-18:15 Reception for fellows-in-training and Biology Course participants City Hall Foyer
    18:30-21:00 GOC Nursing Group Meeting Churchill Room
    THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019
    MEETING ROOM: CITY HALL
    GOC COURSE ON MOLECULAR BIOLOGY FOR GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS:  HOT TOPICS IN MOLECULAR ONCOLOGY 
    Time Presentation  Speaker
    15:30-17:15 The GOC Molecular Biology of Cancer Course – Introduction Gabe DiMattia, PhD,
    Mark Carey, MD
    Chromosome instability: early insight into high grade serous ovarian cancer  Mark Nachtigal, PhD
    Circulating tumour DNA: how will it improve gynecologic cancer diagnosis and management?  Scott Bratman, MD, PhD
    Molecular testing for HPV and cervix cancer  Attila Lorincz, PhD
    Wrap-up Discussion
    FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 
    MEETING ROOM: CIVIC BALLROOM
    8:00 Welcome and announcements
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    Jim Bentley, MD (GOC President)
    Susie Lau, MD (CPD Committee Chair)
    8:10 Incorporation of robotics in gyn oncology: societal and cost perspectives Mario Leitao, MD, FACOG, FACS
    8:35 PARP Inhibitors – Past Present Future: How they fit in our armamentarium Stephanie Lheureux, MD
    9:00 An innovative interdisciplinary proactive approach to ambulatory management of malignant bowel obstruction in gynecology oncology Nazlin Jivraj, RN, BScN, CON(C)
    9:25 Ovarian Cancer Canada – Every Woman Study Elisabeth Baugh
    Amit Oza, MD
    9:40 BREAK
    10:10 Considerations for the integration of oncology biosimilars in clinical practice Victoria Mandilaras, MD
    10:45 Minimally invasive surgery and radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer Mario Leitao, MD, FACOG, FACS
    11:30 Updates in the management of cervical cancer Akila Viswanathan, MD
    11:55 Announcements Susie Lau, MD
    12:00 LUNCH
    13:00 New Perspectives in HPV testing Attila Lorincz, MD
    13:25 Pathology/translational research for vulvar cancer: updates in nomenclature and new insights in molecular pathogenesis Lien Hoang, MD
    13:50 Advances in radiation therapy in vulvar cancer Akila Viswanathan, MD
    14:15 BREAK
    14:45 Treatment induced menopause in the gynecology oncology patient: The role of hormone therapy Debra Evaniuk, MD
    15:10 Radiation therapy in ovarian cancer: have we come full circle or is it just “spot welding” Aman Taggar, MD
    15:35 Managing pelvic floor dysfunction in the oncology patient. Amanda Matos
    16:00 Update on clinical trials of immune checkpoint inhibitors in gynecologic cancer Stephen Welch, MD
    16:15 Preparing for success in immuno-oncology therapy Rosalyn Juergens, MD
    16:45 Adjournment
    FRIDAY, MAY 3,  2019
    MEETING ROOM: SIMCOE
    17:00-18:00 Fellow oral examination review for the candidates ONLY Danielle Vicus, MD
    FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
    SOCIAL EVENT AND LEADERSHIP LECTURE AT ARCADIAN LOFT
    18:00-22:00 Dinner at Arcadian Loft
    With GOC’s 18th Leadership Lecture Guest Speaker Dr. Attila Lorincz
     SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019
     8:00-15:30 CCTG Gyne Disease Site Committee meeting  Eaton Chelsea Hotel
  • Registration

    Event fees

     

    Registration Category Early bird
    reg fee until 
    March 18th
    Reg fee as of
    March 19th
    On-site
    reg fees
    GOC member physicians $275.00 $365.00 $400.00
    GOC member fellows, physician assistants $150.00 $225.00 $275.00
    GOC member nurses, residents, researchers, pharmacists $125.00 $200.00 $250.00
    Non-member physicians $475.00 $565.00 $600.00
    Non-member fellows,  physician assistants $225.00 $300.00 $350.00
    Non-member nurses, residents, researchers, pharmacists $200.00 $275.00 $325.00
    Retired GOC Members $ 80.00 $155.00 $200.00

     

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    Early bird registration available until March 18th!

    Cancellation and Refund policy: Fees to attend the CPD conference will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received no later than April 9, 2019. An administration fee of $50 will apply. Refunds will not be granted after this date.

    The cost of dinner will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received no later than April 19, 2019. An administration fee of $25 will apply. Refunds will not be granted after this date.

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    On Thursday, May 2 from 15:30 to 17:15

    On Thursday, May 2 from 15:30 to 17:15

    GOC Attendance & Dinner Registration:

    GOC Dinner
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    3#Non-member/Guest dinner $120.00
    4#Speaker dinner $0.00
    5#Industry representative dinner $0.00
    6#I will NOT attend dinner (select 1 to confirm) $0.00
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  • Accomodations & Travel

    The GOC has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel at a special conference rate of $199 per night (single occupancy) plus applicable taxes and other charges. To benefit from this rate, you will need to make your reservation by April 9, 2019, and identify yourself as being with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada – 2019.

    A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold your reservation. A refund of this deposit will be given to cancellations received until 72 hours prior to arrival. For cancellations received within 72 hours of arrival, the deposit is non-refundable.

    On-line reservation: click here to make your reservation on-line

    Toll-free Sheraton reservations: 1-888-627-7175

    Direct to hotel: 1-416-361-1000

    Accomodation

    Sheraton Toronto Centre

    123 Queen Street, W.
    Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
    Reservations
    Rate information
    Rooms start at $199.00 per night

    Transportation

    Air Canada

    Save 10% with Air Canada on Flex, Latitude and Business Flexible classes when booking online. The discounted fares are available now for travel from from April 25, 2019 to May 7,  2019.

    Click here to book your flight online and enter the promotion code Z4NCNVU1.

    Porter Airlines

    Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on all available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from GOC’s 19th Annual CPD Meeting. The discounted fares are available now for travel from May 1, 2019 to May 6, 2019.

    Click here to book your flight online and enter the promotion code GOC19 or through your travel agent using promo code GOC19.

    WestJet

    Save with Westjet! 5% on Econo fares and 10% on EconoFlex and Premium fares. The discounted fares are available now for travel from April 25, 2019 to May 11, 2019.

    Click here to book online and use coupon code W11WH2N and *group code WDD79.

    *group code for travel agent use only.

  • Social event

    CPD Dinner Friday, May 3,  2019

    Featuring our 18th Leadership Lecture Speaker
    Attila Lorincz

    On Friday May 3, join us for dinner and for the 18th Leadership Lecture at Arcadian Loft at Arcadian Court. This year’s speaker will be none other than the creator of the HPV test Dr. Attila Lorincz who will deliver the talk titled Taming Human Papillomavirus, An Unfinished Story.

    Arcadian
    Arcadian Loft offers the perfect blend of modern urban meets vintage Toronto with dramatic architectural backdrops of Old and New City Hall and Queen West through a 200 lineal foot glass wall.

    GOC members: $65 plus GST/HST (includes hors-d’oeuvres, one cocktail, dinner + non-alcoholic beverage/wine during dinner)

    GOC retired members and non-members: $120 plus GST/HST (includes hors-d’oeuvres, one cocktail, dinner + non-alcoholic beverage/wine during dinner).

    Agenda for the evening:

    18:00 Welcome cocktail
    19:00 18th GOC Canadian Leadership Lecture
    20:00 Dinner
    22:00 Departure

    Attire: Business casual
    Pre-registration is required.

  • Sponsors

    Information

    GOC’s 2-day conference program features national and international speakers and educational courses. We offer several sponsorship packages, starting at the Bronze level ($5,000).

    If you wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact hsoubliere@g-o-c.org.

    We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of our 19th Annual Continuing Professional Development Meeting in the form of sponsorship or educational grants:

    DIAMOND PLUS: AstraZeneca
    GOLD: Hoffmann-La Roche, Merck Canada
    SILVER: Minogue Medical Inc.
    BRONZE: Allen-Carey Scholarship Fund in Women’s Health, CAREpath, Tesaro

     

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The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada welcomes and values industry partnerships.

GOC acknowledges the ongoing support of these dedicated partners for their commitment to gynecologic oncology in Canada. Thank you.

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